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Barnes argues way to state championship
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Bailey Barnes helped the Golden Eagles capture a state championship, then won the individual honor as top respondent.
McMinnville resident Bailey Barnes has shown his prowess in the courtroom.As a member of the Tennessee Tech Moot Court Team, Barnes helped the Golden Eagles capture a state championship, then won the individual honor as top respondent.In the finals, Barnes argued his case inside the Tennessee Supreme Court chambers in front of practicing attorneys serving as judges.“It was a lot of public speaking. It really teaches you to think on your toes since the judges are allowed to ask you questions,” said Barnes, a former WCHS valedictorian. “Some of the schools we faced have law schools and Tennessee Tech does not, so it’s really quite an accomplishment for us to win.”Tennessee Tech emerged victorious from a field of 27 teams that included Vanderbilt, Rhodes and Sewanee.

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